7 Types of French Cheese You Have to Try in Paris

Valençay cheese

Former French President Charles de Gaulle is famous for having declared that it was impossible to govern a country with 246 kinds of cheese… and these days, France is home to far more than that!  It can seem a bit overwhelming to know where to begin, so to help you get started, here are the […]

Where to Find the Best Hot Chocolate in Paris

African hot chocolate at Angelina, Paris

France may not be as well-known as Belgium or Switzerland for its chocolate, but this country actually has a rich tradition in all things cacao… especially chocolat chaud.  Here are our four favorite spots to indulge in the best hot chocolate in Paris. Photo Credit: La Chocolaterie Cyril Lignac, Text Overlay: Devour Paris Food Tours […]

7 Perfect Ways to Spend a Rainy Day in Paris

The Picasso museum is a great place to visit on a rainy day in Paris.

Perhaps Paris’ best-kept secret is that it shares London’s infamous drizzly weather.  Cole Porter wasn’t kidding when he referenced “Paris when it drizzles.” But what he missed was the fact that it rains in Paris—not just in winter, but all year round. Most rain in Paris falls in May and June, but rainfall in the […]

Making New Traditions With Mulled Wine in Paris

It was nearly Christmas, a few months after I had first moved to Paris, and I was dating my first French boyfriend. On a weekend trip to his hometown, we had somehow found ourselves entangled in a group of locals—friends and friends of friends from the area—spending the afternoon hanging around the flower farm where […]

Typical French Christmas Foods to Enjoy This Holiday Season

Raclette is a typical French Christmas food at the markets.

Devoid of a feast-focused holiday like Thanksgiving, France pulls out all the stops at Christmastime, with a multi-course meal and more than enough specialties to enjoy in the days leading up to the festivities.  Here is just a touch of what you can expect on the table at Christmastime in Paris and beyond. These French […]

5 Natural Wine Bars in Paris You Need to Check Out

Badaboum is one of our favorite spots to drink natural wine in Paris.

Natural wine is the drink of the moment, and nowhere is that more true than Paris.   Using only natural, endemic yeasts for fermentation and eschewing filtering and sulfites, natural wine—known as vin nature or vin vivant (living wine) in French—tends to boast a lighter, fruitier flavor than most conventional vintages. Its aromas occasionally veer towards […]

Behind the Bite: Croque Monsieur

The croque monsieur sandwich is a simple favorite throughout Paris.

Think of France’s croque monsieur as the lovechild of a grilled cheese and a ham and cheese sandwich. Ham and gruyere are sandwiched between two slices of white bread, topped with béchamel sauce, and broiled. Served with a green salad, it’s a common, quick-and-easy Sunday supper for many French families. Photo Credit: Kayhadrin, Text Overlay: […]